Nanostructured ceramics manufacturing
Client:
RUSNANO
Date:
02.11.2008
Nanostructured ceramics manufacturing process
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Ceramics properties can be significantly improved using modern technologies such as ultrasound compacting in manufacturing. This method ensures mechanical stability and uniform pressed density without employing plasticizing agents. After microwave sintering, the compacted particles pass through a hot pressing and spark plasma sintering device, thus retaining a nanostructure with an average grain size of 100 nanometers. This type of technology is used by NEVZ-CERAMICS. The company’s technological process also includes the incorporation of nanopowders into the ceramic materials to help decrease the material’s porosity and increase the density, even in manufacturing products with complex and irregular shapes.

  • Creating nanostructured ceramics with ultrasonic vibrations

    Ultrasonic vibrations provoke the rapid periodic separation of surfaces alongthe “pressing-wall” and “particle-particle” couples such that friction forces come into play only when the surfaces are in contact. The nanoparticles and the camera are not depicted to scale

The nanostructured ceramics can be used in high-demand products such as check valves for the oil and gas industry, armored gear and panels for armored vehicles and body protection, insulators for the electric power industry, ceramic substrates for LEDs, other semiconductor devices, and thermoelectric modules. The materials can also find various applications in the sphere of ceramic implants for the advanced surgical treatment of spinal cord diseases and joint injuries and for dentistry.

Cooperation with RUSNANO

The Visual Science Company has cooperated with the RUSNANO Group since 2008, creating a wide range of high quality graphic information materials. Various infographics have been designed to demonstrate the technologies developed and implemented by RUSNANO project companies. The aim of each project is to demonstrate the principle of technology, nanotechnological components of the project and the advantages of the chosen solution compared with analogues.

The work of Visual Science is carried out in a single sheet or slide format. The modular structure of the infographics makes it possible to use it both as a whole piece or as separate components, which is convenient for preparing website illustrations or project reports or publications. Thus one material helps to solve almost all the issues with illustrating the information about the project.

The target audience for these graphics includes professionals in relevant areas, and a wide range of specialists in different fields without a technical background. Scientific accuracy, combined with the optimum degree of generalization allow for communicating equally effectively with target audiences with different background.

All the graphics have been used by the RUSNANO Group for 5 years or more. As usual, the feature of the Visual Science workflow includes the entire spectrum of tasks ranging from analyzing the scientific literature of the project to the preparation of the final graphics on the company’s side that allows saving valuable time of our customers.

Molecular modelling through computer graphics permits plenty of latitude for exercising artistic talent to inform, explain and instruct. Visual Science shows the way with its high quality, accurate, informative graphics that explain even the most complex processes of life.
Lewis Sadler MA, Msc.
Chief Science Officer at Visible Productions Inc., Research Assistant Prof. University of Illinois at Chicago, (US)